Tuesday, December 24, 2013

 Kevin wanted a permanent tail light mount, so I came up with this one I made out of 10 mm 4130 tubing and a metric acorn nut.  I felt it had to have a little elegance, so put a curve in it.  Now that i know it works, I will finish it cosmetically.

"Kyle" is finished and from all the feed back from all the folks that pass through the garage, it is by far the most popular paint job.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Brazing on the fender brace eyelets on Kevins frame.
 A few shots of the paint progress on Farr Frameworks " Kyle" frame set.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

 Craigs coupled cross frame is done.  All Llewellyn lugs and dropouts with True Temper and Columbus tubes.
 I really like the bend in the seat stays.
 Paragon stainless brake bosses and cable stop.

 And, of course the paragon cable adjusters.
 Polished dropouts and a little paint flourish to tie in with the frame.

 This is an accurate representation of the colors.
And Kevins rain  frame is moving along nicely.  The seat stays are on and ready to braze on the fender bridges.
 Plenty of room for the 28 mm tire and fender.
The chain stay bridge shot with macro just for fun.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Craigs frame and fork with all the color applied.

 And with the first coat of clear.

The old dropout alignment check on Kevins frame.  The seat stays will be brazed on next.

The first of many colors to be applied to the Farr Frameworks "Kyle" frame set.

Next was the Sea Foam Green.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Now that the freezing temperatures are gone I can finish up Craigs frame.  All masked and ready for the blue.

 Kevins lugs and tubes are sanded and solvent washed, ready for brazing.
Here, fitting up the right chainstay.  Moving right along.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

 The Royal Blue is on and masking for the Marigold Orange.

 Looks good!  And starting the lug masking.  How ever, it is too darn cold to spray today, so..........

I am working on Kevins frame.  The dropout slots are cut and ready for some brass.  Then silver braze the stainless dropout faces.

 The seat tube is brazed in and I started blocking the front triangle.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

 Now that Craigs frame is nearing completion, time to start work on a new frame.This will be Kevins new rain bike.  He has a tendency to bust the BB shells out of frames, so we will use the sturdy Nova "Smoothy" BB and increase the butt length and wall thickness going into the BB.
 The Farr frame set is blasted and primed, awaiting the final decision from the customer on the colorways.
Craigs frame freshly glass beaded and ready for prime.
 Etch primed.
Masking for the sealer prime.
With the cold we are having, I preheat everything before going into the garage to paint.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

 Drilling and tapping the holes for the head badge. The tape is to simulate the paint thickness.  I like to get the holes centered perfectly.
 While I was polishing the stainless bits, I thought I would polish the fork dropouts also.

 Masking all the polished stainless in preparation for glass bead blasting this week.

I have another frame set paint in from Farr Frameworks that I will start on this week also. Six colors in a gradient.

A great customer just stopped by and dropped off some winter cheer.  Definitely brightens a dreary day!  Thanks Kevin!

Monday, November 25, 2013

 A nice , freshly reamed seat tube.  Ball hone next.
A chase and very light face on the bottom bracket.